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January 23, 2008 > Tri-City Health Center receives large grant

Tri-City Health Center receives large grant

Submitted By Tyler Mason

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and PacifiCare awarded Fremont-based Tri-City Health Center a $159,155 grant in mid-January to upgrade its telephone system and improve its ability to serve its low-income, ethnically diverse patient population.

Tri-City Heath Center promotes optimal health for the underserved peoples of Southern, Central and Eastern Alameda County by providing quality health care regardless of insurance status, financial position, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation or any other criterion.

UnitedHealth Group announced on Thursday, Jan. 17, that it has awarded more than $6 million in grants to 15 California non-profits statewide dedicated to improving health care services through enhanced health care technology opportunities, and driving preventive health and coordinated care initiatives. The grants are part of a $25 million commitment to California by UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare and reflect UnitedHealth Group/PacifiCare's historic and ongoing commitment to improve the health care delivery system statewide.

"UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare are committed to investing in a healthier California," said David Hansen, CEO, Pacific Region of UnitedHealthcare. "We do this by offering products and services that address affordability, access and quality needs for all Californians, and also through grants to community health organizations that will help improve the health care delivery system for everyone, including underserved populations."

UnitedHealth Group offers health benefits, including commercial and Medicare health plans to nearly 2.5 million Californians and partners with about 50,000 physicians across the state.

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